Samsung Gives a Closer Look at its Foldable Phone in a 4-minute New Video
Samsung is giving us a much closer look at its Galaxy Fold in this incredible new 4-minute video. The footage of Samsung’s foldable phone is often silent B-roll, but it offers the opportunity to see and hear the folding phone finished with its clicks, bloops, and beeps in different modes. There’s a variety of close up shots that show the hinge of the device, the phone and tablet modes, and the small gap when it’s closed.
Samsung also gives a variation of apps, including Instagram, Google Maps, the camera in both tablet and phone mode, Netflix, and mobile games. Samsung’s DeX software is even revealed, allowing the Galaxy Fold to connect to a display via USB-C and change into a more desktop-like action. We also get to see the various color varieties of the Galaxy Fold.
The lighting conditions in the video are superb than Samsung’s press event, so you really get a real idea of how the Galaxy Fold performs in both phone and tablet forms.
Samsung is adopting a new 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display that allows the whole device to have a tablet-sized screen that can be enveloped to fit into a pocket. The main display is QXGA+ resolution (4.2:3), and when it’s folded, a smaller separate 4.6-inch HD+ (12:9) display is used for the phone mode. This phone display is flanked by rather large bezels compared to what we see in modern smartphones, and you can see the display in operation throughout Samsung’s latest video.
Samsung still isn’t giving members of the press get to feel the Galaxy Fold. That’s becoming a common trend at Mobile World Congress this week. Both Huawei and TCL have shown off foldable phones, but both companies will let anyone touch them or use them.
Samsung is now preparing to release its Galaxy Fold to the public on April 26th, priced at $1,980. That looked like an unusually expensive device until Huawei revealed yesterday that its own foldable phone, the Mate X, will be available in the summer priced at 2,299 euros ($2,600). Oppo has also started teasing its own foldable phone, and Xiaomi previously showed off a concept foldable phone that the company is working on. Samsung might be the first to actually get these into stores in April, but it’s clear there’s a number of rivals working on foldable phones with various designs and ideas.